Alberto Vannelli

Ospedale Valduce

Alberto Vannelli obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from “La Statale” University of Milan after which he did an internship and four years of residency in Liver Transplantation Unit at Maggiore Hospital (Milan). He completed a residency in Colorectal Cancer Surgery at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori of Milan. He was an Attending Surgeon at Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori of Milan (2001- 2011) and Senior Attending Surgeon at Valduce Hospital at Como (2011- to date). Since October 2018, he is Director of General Surgery at Valduce Hospital. His practice is devoted to pelvic surgery with a particular interest in rectal cancer. Dr. Vannelli has contributed to the literature with an innovative theory on pelvic lymphedema and new modified tension-free technique in wall defects after abdominoperineal resection.

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Lymphedema is a swelling caused by the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the skin. Lymphedema can be caused by burns, injury, surgery, radiation therapy or cancer treatment that cancer survivors undergo. Risk of developing lymphedema is high especially in those with breast or prostate cancer. It is hereditary and can appear without warning at any time of life and is related to obesity and circulatory problems. If not treated, lymphedema can be painful and lead to life-threatening infections. This book will help physicians who deal with lymphedema. It will help you understand how the lymphatic system works, how lymphedema is diagnosed, how to cope with the challenges of lymphedema, how to find treatment, and how to deal with insurance issues. Novel Strategies in Lymphedema is for those with, or at risk of, developing lymphedema, and the healthcare professionals who care for them.

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